What It Is Like to Go to War [With Earbuds] (Playaway Adult Nonfiction) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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This should be required reading for not just veterans and active military, but for our politicians who send those men to war. Karl Marlantes lays himself open in this narrative of his Vietnam experience. He focuses on the impact that war had on him; its emotional, psychological, and mental effects. His deep reflection and careful analysis grant even those who haven't served the insight on the consequences of combat on an individual.
A Hudson Booksellers Best Book of 2011.

— Ed, Atlanta

October 2011 Indie Next List


“This is a courageous, noble, and intelligent grapple with myth, history, and spirituality that beautifully elevates the conversation on the role of the military in today's world. Marlantes volunteers his knowledge and experience (and really, his soul) to the cause of crafting the model of a just and ethical warrior in the 21st century. The long-overdue reckoning that Marlantes' novel Matterhorn deftly demanded of America is enhanced and extended with this new work. It is an emotional, honest, and affecting primer for all Americans on war and the national psyche. We ignore this book at our own peril.”
— Ed Conklin, Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara, CA

Fall '12 Reading Group List


“This is a courageous, noble, and intelligent grapple with myth, history, and spirituality that beautifully elevates the conversation on the role of the military in today's world. Marlantes volunteers his knowledge and experience (and really, his soul) to the cause of crafting the model of a just and ethical warrior in the 21st century. The long-overdue reckoning that Marlantes' novel Matterhorn deftly demanded of America is enhanced and extended with this new work. It is an emotional, honest, and affecting primer for all Americans on war and the national psyche. We ignore this book at our own peril.”
— Ed Conklin, Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara, CA



Product Details
ISBN: 9781455114153
ISBN-10: 1455114154
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: August 30th, 2011
Language: English
Series: Playaway Adult Nonfiction